Cerro El Ávila
Cerro El Ávila Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Cerro El Ávila that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Cerro El Ávila, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
February 07, 2013
Daniel Berenguer from Venezuela
Hello, is very nice to meet other climbers in such a useful website.
I live in Caracas just at the base of this beautiful mountain.
The access to the mountain is very easy offering several options, the best well known are at 'Sabas Nieves' and 'la Julia'.
As a tropical mountains it offers several places to chill also, some treks might be half and hour long to some cascades.
If you wish to camp, I would recommend the Pico Naiguata, which is the tallest of the mountain (2765m). Its an extremely beautiful place, with views to the Caribbean and Caracas both at the same time. Is not very cold, but at worst it could get to degrees Celsius.
Is a 12km long walk, although it is somehow challenging. With a calm walking group it might take around 7 hours to get there. Just so you know, taking a small backpack with you you can go and come back in one day.
No especial equipment needed, just nice vibes and a lot of love to reach it, the views on the top are absolutely amazing.